Nearly $3 million in additional funding awarded to rural medical education

The grant will help the School of Medicine and MU Extension increase the number of doctors in Missouri while addressing rural physician shortages.

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Sept. 14, 2020

The MU School of Medicine recently received a $2.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This award is in addition to grants totaling nearly $5 million issued by HRSA last year, which was the largest award for rural medicine in the school’s history.

“This funding will contribute significantly to a long-term, state-wide impact in Missouri” said Kathleen Quinn, associate dean for rural health at the medical school and principal investigator of the grant.

The supplemental money will enable multiple departments and centers at the School of Medicine and MU Extension to support their ongoing commitment to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. The additional funding will be used throughout the year to develop new rural programs and upgrade equipment and software used in existing programs.

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